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Monthly Archives: January 2009

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Speaker Pelosi Releases Statement In Support of Whistleblower Amendment

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, Legislation, News
Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi issued a press release expressing her support for the whistleblower amendment to the stimulus bill.  Speaker Pelosi stated that "It is inconceivable that the people’s business had been conducted for so long without ‘whistleblower’ protections to encourage every public employee to do the right thing." The Speaker’s press release is encouraging as we gear up for a fight … Continue Reading

House Victory for Whistleblowers, On to the Senate!

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, Legislation, News
Just minutes ago the House of Representatives approved the Platts-Van Hollen amendment to the stimulus package granting whistleblower protection to federal employees and contractors.  Thanks to your action, House members recognized the critical role whistleblowers play in oversight and accountability and the House has approved excellent whistleblower provisions contained in the former H.R. 985.  The amendment was adopted on a … Continue Reading

Supreme Court protects answering boss’ questions, and reverses a “freakish rule”

Posted in News
Today the U.S. Supreme Court makes clear that workers are protected from retaliation when they provide information about unlawful discrimination, even when they did not initiate any legal action, but merely answered questions during the employer’s investigation. The decision is called, Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, Case No. 06-1595. Read the Court’s full decision here. … Continue Reading

Encouraging Whistleblowers

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, News
Today’s Christian Science Monitor has an excellent article on what companies need to do to encourage whistleblower reports. Employers large and small should be thinking about this especially because fraud reports are rising as the economy falters… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Will Hear False Claims Act Case

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam, News
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a writ of certiorari in the case of Eisenstein v. New York. Eisenstein is a qui tam action brought by municipal employees in New York City. The complaint makes a rather unique argument, alleging that NYC is depriving the federal government of tax revenue by requiring city employees who are non-city residents to pay "a … Continue Reading

Three Ways You Can Help Advance Whistleblower Rights

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Events, Government Whistleblowers
The dawning of a new administration is upon us, and with it comes an opportunity for whistleblower rights supporters to make their voices heard, and to achieve real changes to our ineffective whistleblower laws. Over the past couple of years, Congress has inched towards reforming whistleblower laws for government and corporate employees, but the constant threat of veto from the … Continue Reading